Review: SOMETHING IN THE AIR by Marc Fisher

The Rise of Radio

by Douglas Brinkley for Washington Post/Book World (Jan.28, 2007)

“Ear-splitting static was the curse of AM radio in its formative decades. A far-off bolt of lightning or stiff wind would cause a wallop of staccato crackles, pops and buzzes to emanate out of your home box. Determined to get the static out of radio, David Sarnoff, one of the founders of both RCA and NBC, put his technical mastermind, Edwin Armstrong of Columbia University, on the case.”

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